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What are Mesons ?

What are Mesons?

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Godfrey Classic Prince
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10 years ago

Dear R J Raman,

Mesons are fundamental particles that are responsible for holding the nucleons(Protons & Neutrons) inside the Nucleus of the atom .

 Mesons have a physical size, with a radius a little smaller than the size of a proton or neutron (i.e. one femtometer: 10−15 m). Charged mesons decay (sometimes through intermediate particles) to form electrons and neutrinos. Uncharged mesons may decay to photons.

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